For the New Year, I decided to set a few goals. Not necessarily resolutions, but goals. In 2013, I want to strive to be the best person I can be, in all areas of my life. Who doesn’t?! I don’t want the added stress of “New Year Resolutions” because most the time, they don’t last. I just want to try to make healthy choices and be a better person. Sound so hard? We shall see! Let’s get started.I’ll admit it, I have been MAJORLY slacking in this department. And to be honest, I am not quite sure why. All I know is that I love to exercise, and I need to get back into the swing of things. I am human, it happens. Please tell me I am not alone! So this year is all about fitting FITNESS into my life. 1. Get back into running. Remember those AWESOME running shoes I bought, yea I need to dust those off. I loved how I felt when I was running. I felt strong. 2. Sign up for more 5k’s. I loved running for an important cause. 3. Incorporate Yoga into my life. The benefits of Yoga are endless, and let’s be honest… I need more serenity in my life. 4. Stretch everyday! As for my overall health, I just want to make choices everyday that my future self with thank me for. Ya know?! We have so much control over what we do, eat, say, and feel. I am ready to take over. 🙂 1. Pack my lunch everyday! Not only will I save money, but I will for sure feel better and have control over what I eat. 2. Meditate. If not everyday, every other. 3. I am learning to BE in the moment. I REALLY struggle with this, it’s a challenge. Just enjoying the present moment, and letting it alllllll be! 4. Cooking more. Experimenting and getting creative in the kitchen with healthy recipes. I love to cook! I need to take advantage of my cooking light subscription! 5. I want to do more and more research on where my food is coming from. I would like to try my best in eliminating processed foods from my diet. I do not eat much, but I would just like to be more aware! 6. I want to keep learning about how to be healthy and spread the knowledge! I have a lot of things I want to carry out this year. 1. I want to increase my readers for my blog. I REALLY enjoy sharing my life and blogging. It’s fun! 2. I want to keep researching on how to better my blog. Stay tuned! 🙂 3. Attend a blogging conference! It would be so fun to meeting so many of other bloggers and sharing stories. I feel I would learn SO MUCH! 4. As I have mentioned before, I am a HUGE reader. I want to read AT LEAST 1 book a month or more. This totally doable for me if I manage my time properly (also a goal!) 5. I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I want to learn how to sew this year! I am starting a 7 week program through this awesome blog I found… Crazy Little Projects! I am SO excited!!! 6. TRAVEL! Anywhere…and I’ll be happy! 7. Become a morning person. I want to enjoy my mornings! Its a work in progress…just ask Nick!! 😉 8. I could go on and on…these are my top goals!!! So there you have it folks…those are my 2013 goals!!! Whoa! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I LOVE the feeling of the fresh new start that January 1st gives you. We have a brand spanking new slate to work with. The whole year to create the life we want to live, and how we want to live it! I have so many things I want to work on and accomplish. I am SO thankful for this past year. I have learned so much about myself, others, and loved ones. There were many highs and lows; new & exciting endeavors. I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds. I have a feeling it will be a pretty fabulous year. What are your goals for 2013?
Is it already Monday? Sigh… Where do the weekends go, they sure do fly by! Did you do anything fun and exciting? I had a very relaxing weekend and was totally okay with it. I spend a lot of time reading blogs, all types. I find a new one everyday! Sometimes, reading my favorite blog will give me the motivation that I was missing, give me an idea for a new dinner or lunch, and helps me pick out a new workout to try. I thought that I would share with all of you some of my current favorite blogs. I am in the process of creating a blog roll to permanently keep on the blog, its changing all the time. So here ya go…show ’em some love, check them out! Tell them Jessica sent you 🙂 ~ Peanut Butter Fingers –Love this blog, I am always going back for more! ~ A Better Life with Burgers –Julie has a ton of recipes and workouts, I can always count on her blog to motivate me. ~ The Lunchbox Diaries –I just discovered this blog a few days ago, its fun! I found myself reading tons of posts. ~ Bite size Wellness –A blog packed with information in small bite size amounts so you won’t get overwhelmed! ~ A Foodie Stays Fit ~ Eat, Live, Run –The 1st blog that I ever read….I LOVE it! So many awesome recipes with a twist and loads of personality! ~Healthy Living Blogs –This is like a virtual HUB of ALL healthy living blogs! Def check this out, there are thousands of different blogs to check out! ~ Crazy Little Projects — For all you DIY’ers out there!! ~ The Subtle Statement –Meet Brittany. She is a fashion queen and adds a touch of vegan/healthy living and also my sorority sister! 🙂 Like I said, these are just a taste of what I read everyday. I could go on and on! Do you have any blogs that you read everyday? Fill me in, share the love!!